American Baseball League


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October 29, 2010
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Catobase Update: Working On
Expansion Draft Info?: Before January
Expansion Draft Info?: Before January
Expansion Draft: December/January/Never
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2011 Draft: TBA
Spring Training: TBA
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Weekly Awards
Team of the Week
Cleveland Crusaders
Cleveland Crusaders
The Crusaders are shock champs thanks to their lineup's ability to overcome their bullpen deficiencies.
Minor League ToW
Gary Griffins
Philadelphia's Single-A affiliate finishes with the best record in the minors at 101-37. They had an unconscious final month to overtake Daytona for the best record in the minors this season. Daytona had led since the second week of the season. Their record beats the record set by the 2009 Birmingham Bandits (MIA AAA) for the best minor league record in history. The Bandits finished 100-38.
Player of the Week
Marco Giovanni
Cleveland's Rookie of the Year gets the honor over other award winners because he helped lead his team to the championship with 6 HR, 20 RBI and an OPS of .959 in the postseason.
Minor League PoW
Jose Escalona
Jose Escalona finishes the 2010 season as the top prospect in the entire ABL. I'm sure he's much happier with the championship ring- which he earned with a game seven, game-winning, seventh inning three-run double.
Member of the Week
Michael Bryant
Bryant led the Cavaliers to victory in the "Sub Series" just four seasons after the franchise won 28 games and three after winning 35 games. The roster certainly had its deficiencies, but it excelled in the postseason and has a trophy to show for it.


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The 2010 season has concluded in thrilling fashion. Unfortunately, my fall schedule is beyond full and I likely won't be able to do anything for the league until December or January. I hope to get a few book-ends completed between now and then, but they'll likely surface as assignments on the message board. Reward Points will exist again for those that help. Potential assignments will revolve around things that would normally get added to the website.

Catobase will be updated once I figured out how to solve a problem caused by using 7-zip to back up and restore the league files. The 2011 offseason and season will hopefully be simmed sometime between January and June 2011. I have yet to decide if it will be handled in OOTP6 or OOTP11/12.



The OOTP Files have been updated through October 28th.



NLDS Cleveland 3, Connecticut 1
Boston 3, St. Louis 1

SLDS Miami 3, Las Vegas 0
Los Angeles 3, Dallas 2

NLCS: Cleveland 4, Boston 3
SLCS: Los Angeles 4, Miami 2

ABLCS: Cleveland 4, Los Angeles 3




If you're interested in running a team for the 2011 season, contact the commissioner.

If you have any questions about the league ask Heggis27 on AIM or email commish@theasfl.com.



 
Game Articles





Tuesday 10/29/2010: Nigaar and Gandolfo receive Biro Award
The Northern League Biro Award winner was announced today, with Minnesota's southpaw Seelay Nigaar taking home the desired trophy. He certainly earned it, he struck fear into hitters all year long. In 36 starts this year Seelay struck out 265 batters in 263.2 innings of work. His ERA is 2.29, his record 20-11. He has 5 complete games and 2 shutouts. He's 1st in the Northern League in ERA and 4th in wins! Nigaar wins the award for the 2nd time in his 3-year career. Awards may not be the most important thing for Joey Gandolfo, but Miami's left-hander smiled as he was named the Southern League Biro Award winner. This season Gandolfo compiled an ERA of 1.73, going 30-3 in 35 starts. He fanned 270 while giving up 224 hits in 275.1 innings. Joey has pitched 4 shutouts and 13 complete games. He's 1st in the Southern League in ERA and 1st in wins! Gandolfo wins the award for the 7th time in his 6-year career.

Tuesday 10/29/2010: Soester Award winners announced
The Northern League Soester Award goes to Cody Wheeler this year. He had an extraordinary season! Wheeler has hit for a .332 average this season. He has 97 extra base hits along with 371 total bases, resulting in a .659 slugging percentage. He's 7th in the Northern League in batting, 1st in homeruns and 2nd in RBI! A season for the ages earned Miami's leftfielder Henry Hildebrandt the Southern League Soester Award this year. His season features a batting average of .345 (221 hits in 641 AB), 27 doubles, 8 triples and 26 taters. Hildebrandt collected 139 RBI and 113 runs as well. He's 8th in the Southern League in batting and 1st in RBI! Hildebrandt wins the award for the 5th time in his 6-year career.

Tuesday 10/29/2010: Giovanni (CLE) and Gorazzo (LA) win Noob Award
Getting an award is a nice way to start a career. Cleveland's Marco Giovanni smiled as he was named the Northern League Noob Award winner. His season numbers are: .314 AVG, 183 hits, 40 doubles, 7 triples and 37 bombs, along with 126 RBI and 129 runs scored. He's 5th in the Northern League in RBIs and 4th in homeruns! Chad Gorazzo was named the Southern League Noob Award winner today. Los Angeles' rightfielder put up pretty good numbers for a rookie this year. This 23 year old kid will probably have a long and successful career! This year Gorazzo drove in 103 and scored 102 runs while batting .340 with 26 longballs.

Sunday 10/20/2010: Damien Cuervo (LA) will miss 6-7 weeks
LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles' season has taken a hit after one of their best players, catcher Damien Cuervo, injured himself while rounding a base. He is likely to miss 6-7 weeks. Doctors examined him after the game and diagnosed a Pulled Achilles Tendon which will require surgery. His season numbers are: .338 AVG, 206 hits, 37 doubles, 2 triples and 2 bombs, along with 70 RBI and 98 runs scored.

Thursday 10/3/2010: Miami's Gandolfo severely injured
MIAMI - Miami's ace Joey Gandolfo suffered a severe injury on Thursday and will be out for at least 5 weeks. In the 2nd of the game against Las Vegas he experienced pain in his throwing arm and had to leave the game. Torn Tricep Muscle was the diagnosis after x-rays were taken in a nearby hospital. The message shocked teammates and team officials. This season Gandolfo compiled an ERA of 1.73, going 30-3 in 35 starts. He fanned 270 while giving up 224 hits in 275.1 innings. Joey has pitched 4 shutouts and 13 complete games. He's 1st in the Southern League in ERA and 1st in wins!

Tuesday 10/1/2010: Miami's Gandolfo named Pitcher of the Month
Anthony Scott couldn't have pitched much better than he did in September, and the Northern League thought so as well, naming the lefty Pitcher of the Month. He had an ERA of just 2.17 in 29 innings of work in which he struck out 23 hitters. His record in September is 4-1. In 26 starts this year Anthony struck out 114 batters in 148.2 innings of work. His ERA is 5.81, his record 10-9. Winner of this months Southern League Pitcher of the Month award is Miami's Joey Gandolfo. He went 4-1 in September and finished the month with an ERA of 1.16. He struck out 52 in 46.2 innings. In 35 starts this year Joey struck out 270 batters in 275.1 innings of work. His ERA is 1.73, his record 30-3. He has 13 complete games and 4 shutouts. He's 1st in the Southern League in ERA and 1st in wins!

Tuesday 10/1/2010: Red hot Tepper and Matthews win Batter of the Month award
St. Louis' leftfielder Aaron Tepper had some reason to celebrate, as the league named him the Northern League Batter of the Month. Aaron pounded opposing pitchers, hitting .422 with 7 and 24 RBI while slugging .722. Tepper has walked 35 times this year and posts a .357 OBP. While batting .313, 176 for 562, he has driven in 102 runs. The Batter of the Month award in the Southern League goes to Miami's Clinton Matthews this time, as the shortstop displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. He had an on base percentage of .492 and hit .449, while driving in 27 runs. His season numbers are: .383 AVG, 254 hits, 23 doubles, 10 triples and 18 longballs, along with 91 RBI and 141 runs scored. He's 1st in the Southern League in batting!

Monday 9/30/2010: St. Louis' Tepper wins Player of the Week award
Aaron Tepper wins his 6th Player of the Week award. Northern League pitchers couldn't figure out how to retire this guy all week long. In 24 at bats he hit .500 with 3 HR and 12 RBI. Clinton Matthews from Miami wins his 12th Player of the Week award for putting up the best numbers this week in the Southern League. Clinton was on fire, hitting .536 with 2 HR and 9 RBI.

Saturday 9/28/2010: Colorado's Fortney out for 7 weeks
COLORADO - Colorado's ace Joshua Fortney suffered a severe injury on Saturday and will be out for at least 7 weeks. In the 3rd of the game against Seattle he experienced pain in his throwing arm and had to leave the game. After being taken to a local hospital, Fortney was examined by specialists. The diagnosis revealed the sad truth, a Fractured Elbow. Opposing players hit .251 against Joshua this season. While posting an ERA of 4.06 he went 9-14 in 37 starts, fanning 173 and walking 90 hitters. He has one complete game and one shutout.

Saturday 9/28/2010: Antonio Cortina (CT) will miss 4-5 weeks
CONNECTICUT - Connecticut's shortstop Antonio Cortina will miss about 4-5 weeks after he hurt himself badly in the 5th inning of the game between Connecticut and New York. He fielded a ball off the bat of Sam Johnson, threw a bullet to first and immediately signaled that he's not OK. Doctors examined him after the game and diagnosed a Inflamed Rotator Cuff Muscle which will require surgery. His season features a batting average of .326 (150 hits in 460 AB), 13 doubles, 2 triples and 11 longballs. Cortina collected 58 RBI and 65 runs as well.

Thursday 9/26/2010: Cleveland's Jose Escalona slams three taters
CLEVELAND - Hitting homeruns is one of the most difficult things in sports. To hit three of them in one game is almost sensational. Cleveland's first baseman Jose Escalona accomplished that feat in a 4-2 win over Chicago. A 394 foot drive to right field marked his 1st bomb, a solo homerun off Ronaldo Garceau in the 4th inning. That one tied it at 2 runs apiece. In the 6th inning he unloaded a solo homerun off Ronaldo Garceau. Number 3 in the 8th inning, a shot estimated at 362 feet, cleared the wall in right field. Overall he went 3 for 4, scoring three runs and collecting 3 RBI. Rafael Medrano was the last player to hit 3 homeruns in a game, doing it 9/2/2010. Cleveland improved its record to 92-68, scoring 4 runs on 10 hits.

Thursday 9/26/2010: George Franzen out for 5 weeks
SAN ANTONIO - San Antonio is without its right-hander George Franzen for at least 5 weeks. He injured himself while throwing a pitch to Raymond Charron in a game against New Orleans. His face showed signs of pain immediately after the ball left his hand. Franzen was rushed to an hospital near the ballpark, where doctors took x-rays. Those revealed the serious injury, Pulled Bicep Muscle. George has a record of 9-7 this season, with an ERA of 3.76. In 182 Innings he was able to strike out 94 batters.

Monday 9/23/2010: Silva (NY) and Matthews (MIA) win P.O.W. award
Joey Silva from New York wins his 2nd Player of the Week award for putting up the best numbers this week in the Northern League. Joey went 11 for 18 (.611), while hitting 4 HR and collecting 6 RBI. He now has homered in 4 consecutive games as well! Clinton Matthews from Miami wins his 11th Player of the Week award for putting up the best numbers this week in the Southern League. In 27 at bats he hit .556 with 2 HR and 9 RBI.



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Standings
Northern League
Great West
W
L
GB
St. Louis Stallions
90
72
-
Minnesota Monarchs
74
88
16
Seattle Sharks
66
96
24
Colorado Cavaliers
61
101
29
Great Lakes
W
L
GB
Cleveland Crusaders
92
70
-
Detroit Bulldogs
90
72
2
Chicago Cardinals
81
81
11
Indiana Eagles
65
97
27
Northeast
W
L
GB
Boston Bears
104
58
-
Connecticut Thunder
96
66
8
New York Bombers
90
72
14
Philadelphia Demons
55
107
49
Southern League
Southwest
W
L
GB
Los Angeles Lions
102
60
-
Las Vegas Scorpions
91
71
11
Phoenix Firebirds
75
87
27
San Diego Pelicans
59
103
43
Texas
W
L
GB
Dallas Rattlers
95
67
-
Houston Outlaws
91
71
4
San Antonio Saints
81
81
14
New Orleans Colonels
75
87
20
Southeast
W
L
GB
Miami Talons
132
30
-
Carolina Cobras
73
89
59
Tampa Tigers
62
100
70
Atlanta Sun Devils
44
118
88

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T5 Power Rankings
(1) Cleveland Crusaders
(2) Los Angeles Lions
(3) Miami Talons
(4) Boston Bears
(5) Dallas Rattlers


B5 Power Rankings
(24) Atlanta Sun Devils
(23) Philadelphia Demons
(22) San Diego Pelicans
(21) Colorado Cavaliers
(20) Tampa Tigers



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